wow, this is sooo interesting (poor emma, i bet she could've been one of those prodigy type dogs who practically do speak english if she'd had a better start) ...anyway, in your opinion...do you think that you could reverse that sort of thing with her? what do you think it would take? do you think it would be worth the effort at this point?thanks for that.... I agree...It seemed she knew "agility" and thats it...she also owned BCs and Corgis...Iam sure shes used to a faster learning curve.
I didn't traditionally train Emma...but its obvious she was corrected by her previous owners HEAVILY for offering behaviors. If she becomes confused with a command she shuts down, shes brilliant if you show her how to do it...but even now, Iam still not sure she understands what the clicker means...I'll click for a behavior and she doesn't make the connection that SHE made the click happen...she still thinks its random I think. My operant dogs will immediatly repeat the clicked behavior...she doesnt.
I was actually shocked she lost interest and walked away instead of shutting down. The whole time I was actually getting upset because I thought she was going to shut down because she didnt' know what I wanted.
such as????? sorry, i just really like to learn this stuff so i'll bug anybody who talks about it.....There are some techniques you can use for "cross-over" dogs, ones that have been trained with "traditional" methods that you are re-training with the clicker, but they didn't work very for my sheltie (who I trained, BTW, before the clicker thing gained popularity, and she was a wonderful obedience dog). It's definitely a problem to get these dogs to offer behavior, they do get confused and then frustrated and bored.